Welcome

       Welcome to the Monterisi Music Stove. I've created this space to share info and news about a few of the music and band projects I'm working on, and let you in on what's cooking in my musical world. The site has pages dedicated to the Boston "big band" Jane's Great Dane, and 32 North, "an American string band, made in Maine." I will also update sightings and happenings with the venerable soul band Hipsocket, the A Team Band, and other music adventures. There are some pix, a virtual store, and a bit of blogging about recent gigs. Of course, I will provide information about seeing friends and me live, recordings and contacting me to hire these bands.

     Please feel free to contact me at john.monterisi@gmail.com with questions or comments.

    Thank you for visiting the Stove and please return often!

    Yours in music,
    John 

Mom's stove

See That My Grave's Kept Clean

I've been carrying around this rendition of Blind Lemon Jefferson's See That My Grave Is Kept Clean for a few years now. so recently I arranged, recorded and mixed this track at Live Lake Studio in Maine. Then we decided to go a step further, to make a video meditation on the song, featured below. 

Photos and Video: ©2020 Steven Edson Fine Art Photography, ©2020 Duane Lowe, and © 2020 John Monterisi. 

Musicians: Laura Buxbaum (cellos), Jon LeVeen (keys), Logan Sampson (violins). I play guitars, percussion and sing. 

Model: Grace Bonarrigo      Horses courtesy of Virginia Shaw.  Bows to Duane, Steve and the band.        ©copyright 2020 John Monterisi

 

 32 North's first gig, Summer 2020

SWEET SUMMER GIG AT 1812 FARM SUMMER MUSIC SERIES. MAX 50 PERSONS, SOLD OUT

SWEET SUMMER GIG AT 1812 FARM SUMMER MUSIC SERIES. MAX 50 PERSONS, SOLD OUT

32 NORTH'S FIRST  REHEARSAL 2020

32 NORTH'S FIRST REHEARSAL 2020

Finntown Road

In this snippet, Laura, Brian, JC and I render up 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (Thompson) lakeside. July 2020.

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